New York, NY – Post Malone received’t be in rivalry for Best Rap Album on the 2019 Grammy Awards. According to the Associated Press, Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys LP has been shifted to the pop class by the Grammy’s rap committee.

A supply instructed the AP the committee determined the album veered extra into pop territory with its sound and melodies. HipHopDX additionally selected to not assessment Beerbongs & Bentleys for related causes.

Nominees for the Grammy’s Best Rap Album class should comprise “51 p.c or extra of rap music.” Malone didn’t attain this normal within the committee’s thoughts attributable to album cuts like “Stay.”

Malone was additionally denied entry into the Best New Artist class. According to the AP’s supply, Grammy voters dominated him out as a result of success of his 2016 debut Stoney. Malone’s 2015 hit “White Iverson” was additionally introduced up as a justification for not inserting him within the class.

Cardi B suffered an identical destiny too. Voters decided she wasn’t eligible for Best New Artist since she beforehand earned Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance nominations for “Bodak Yellow” for the 2018 Grammy Awards.